Georgia State University, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Department of Finance and Department of Risk Management & Insurance
Georgia State University's J. Mack Robinson College of Business is seeking candidates for two Distinguished Chairs. The establishment of these chairs represents a major commitment to advance the College's global reputation in finance and the economics of risk. The holder of the first chair will have a faculty appointment in the Department of Finance (Finance) with a potential secondary appointment in the Department of Risk Management & Insurance (RMI). The holder of the second chair will have a primary faculty appointment in RMI and a secondary appointment in Finance.
Robinson Distinguished Chairs
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENTS: The Departments of Finance and RMI have diverse, collegial groups of approximately 20 faculty members each. The Departments support vibrant research programs targeting publication in premier journals. Further, over the past several years, University officials have committed funding for five key programs of distinction identified as strategically important for the enhancement of the University's reputation, of which one is risk and its management. As a result, the Departments, along with other units in the University and with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, host the Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk (CEAR) - the largest center for the study of risk in the world. CEAR's mission is to conduct and promote economic research on the measurement and management of risk faced by individuals, institutions, and societies. Additional information about the Departments is available at http://robinson.gsu.edu/finance and http://www.rmi.gsu.edu. Information on CEAR is available at http://www.cear.gsu.edu
JOB QUALIFICATIONS: The individuals selected for these chaired positions are expected to be eminent scholars in the field of financial economics who will assist the College in its aspiration to become a top 5 public U.S. business school. The individuals will play an important role in assisting the College in furthering its research, educational, and community service missions. The successful candidates will have earned doctorates, international scholarly reputations, excellent records of published research in premier journals of finance and economics, the ability to inspire and interact with the business community, collegiality, and demonstrated ability to develop and work with others to define and conduct research.
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY: Georgia State University's J. Mack Robinson College of Business is one of the largest business schools in the country with an enrollment of approximately 8,000 students, including about 1,800 master's students and 100 Ph.D. students. Our part-time MBA program for working professionals is ranked among the best by Bloomberg Businessweek and U.S. News & World Report, our Executive MBA is ranked among the best in the world by Financial Times, and U.S. News ranks our undergraduate program as No. 32 among those at public universities and No. 57 overall. Georgia State University is located in the heart of Atlanta and has strong ties with Atlanta's business leaders, many of whom are alumni of the Robinson College.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: The appointment for these positions will be at the rank of professor. Salary, teaching loads and other types of support are highly competitive and consistent with qualifications. The appointments are expected to start in Fall 2012, but timing is negotiable. Please submit letters of application and resumes, or nominations, to the chairperson of the search committee (electronic submissions are encouraged):
Search Committee: Robinson Distinguished Chairs
J. Mack Robinson College of Business
Office of the Dean
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA 30303
FedEx and UPS packages to:
35 Broad Street, Suite 1221
Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-413-7310
Review of applications and nominations will begin immediately but positions will remain open until suitable candidates are found. Positions are contingent on final budget approval by the University. An offer of employment will be conditional on background verification. Georgia State University is an AA/EEO employer.